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Poster: William Tell Date: May 8, 2008 3:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Do we hate "best of lists" or what?

http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/listoftheday/37394/the-25-best-of-best-ofs

Sorry, I know we all know they suck, but come on, blondie and credence (who I love) and nothing from the boys in the top 25?

I guess we just don't "do" top hits, do we?

Crap.

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: May 8, 2008 10:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Do we hate "best of lists" or what?

I certainly don't think "Skeletons From The Closet" belongs on any kind of "best of The Best Of" list. A few years ago when the "Best Of The Grateful Dead" 2 disc set came out I thought it was kind of OK so I was playing it in a bookstore I worked in and Bill Walker, the guy who painted the cover of Anthem Of The Sun, came up to me to compliment our choice of in-store music. I wished I had my copy of Anthem for him to sign.

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Poster: Nothing Special Date: May 9, 2008 3:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Do we hate "best of lists" or what?

Speaking of the actual list you linked to :- I notice that The Beatles Number 1s compilation is at the top. This is quite clearly nonsense because by definition it omits the fabulous Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields single which only made number 2.



I hate best of lists too.



Has anyone ever seen any lists which list the best best of lists and if so which is the best one?

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Poster: sydthecat2 Date: May 8, 2008 4:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Do we hate "best of lists" or what?

I am always amazed when the boys make any list. I know they made a lot of money but they've always been under the radar to the mainstream.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 8, 2008 4:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Do we hate "best of lists" or what?

Hey Syd--agreed. I was just poking fun...

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: May 9, 2008 5:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Do we hate "best of lists" or what?

Lists are the assignments editors give their flunkies when they need some space to fill, which is clearly the case here. Lists are what forumites turn to when the Muse of Posting is out to lunch. (only joking, William) Setlists are fish of a different kettle. Last night I dreamed that Robert Johnson was on stage guesting with the Dead. The setlist included Walkin Blues, Last Fair Deal Gone Down, Hell Hound On My Trail and Travelling Riverside Blues. Woke up this morning and I believe I dusted my room.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: May 11, 2008 8:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Do we hate "best of lists" or what?

If Robert Johnson jammed with the Dead...they'd have to play "Terraplane Station"... :)

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: May 9, 2008 3:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Do we hate "best of lists" or what?

I'm adding this to my "best threads" list. Or mybe my "top 100" threads list.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: May 8, 2008 5:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Do we hate "best of lists" or what?

Can't stand these lists. There was something on VH1 one time that took 4 hours to go through. I can't remember what it was but the host was Jeff bridges and as the credits are rolling he goes, " you put this list together and no Janis? Are you kidding me? I thought it was funny

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: May 8, 2008 4:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Do we hate "best of lists" or what?

Actually, Archer Tell, Lists are still OK here. The only one who seemed to object to "lists" was ghostofpompousness and he seems to prefer preaching at the "other place."

Of course posting links to music is now a grey area, you may need to check with the FBI about that...

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 8, 2008 5:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Do we hate "best of lists" or what?

Well, CLIFF--it's good to see you...away fishing, no doubt and spending your time more profitably than wasting here, but Lord knows I miss you.

There, tito, I am kissing ass again...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 8, 2008 4:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Do we hate "best of lists" or what?

where the hell is steve miller on that list? The lack of "Book of Dreams" (oops - I meant "Greatest Hits: 1974-1978") is a crime.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 8, 2008 4:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Do we hate "best of lists" or what?

There you go...

Hot Chili all over again.

Let the Miller bashing begin, or not. We DID do that already. Okay, where's David Cassidy?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 8, 2008 4:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Do we hate "best of lists" or what?

I think he's playing south shore tahoe tonight - or a dinner theatre in iowa.

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Poster: Uncle Kryss Date: May 8, 2008 7:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Do we hate "best of lists" or what?

Let just get ready for the summer. Lot of Festivals and four dollars a gallon for petro.... The Air bus ?
http://youtube.com/watch?v=VNFVvxbQ4Lc

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: May 8, 2008 5:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Do we hate "best of lists" or what?

They may not have made the Top ten but they made Page 6 of the NY post on Monday!!!

May 5, 2008 -- LEAD BELLY - who influenced countless artists, from the Rolling Stones to the White Stripes - had a hard life. Just-unearthed FBI records in Tiny Robinson and John Reynolds' new book, "Lead Belly: A Life in Pictures," reveal how the folk and blues legend was whipped while doing time in a Louisiana prison - once getting 10 lashes for "laziness" and, another time, 15 lashes for "impudence." After his pardon in 1934, Lead Belly (real name: Huddie Ledbetter) settled in New York, where he had huge success with hits like "Goodnight Irene," which was also covered by Frank Sinatra, Van Morrison, Jimmy Buffett and the Grateful Dead.

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Poster: Speaking in Swords Date: May 8, 2008 9:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Do we hate "best of lists" or what?

I like "Best of" lists so long as they consist of Dead shows.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 8, 2008 10:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Do we hate "best of lists" or what?

Good point.

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